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Student Research Showcased at [email protected] Symposium

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April 25, 2018

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Student Research Showcased at [email protected] Symposium
4/25/2018 JONESBORO – More than 270 Arkansas State University undergraduate and graduate students presented oral, poster and creative presentations during the eighth annual [email protected]: A Symposium of Research, Scholarship and Creativity,” during Convocation of Scholars. The three-day event drew a record number of entrants, and was held at Fowler Center and the Reng Student Union on the A-State campus. The 2018 theme focused around the STEAM initiative, highlighting the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Student work was showcased in six categories: Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, Business, Education & Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts & Communication, Nursing & Health Professions, and Sciences & Mathematics. Students offered oral, poster and creative presentations throughout the symposium. Judges for the presentations included leaders from local business, industry, foundations and A-State alumni. [email protected] 2018 was a collaborative effort of A-State’s Research and Technology Transfer office (RTT) and University Advancement. Members of the A-State Student Research Advisory Committee, made up of appointed faculty representatives from each college, along with the A-State Student Research Council’s research ambassadors and the A-State Student Philanthropy Council have been involved in organizing the symposium, which this year expanded to three days for the first time. POSTERS, UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORIES 1st Place, College of Nursing and Health Professions: Primary presenter – David Holmquist of Roland The Effect of Photobiomodulation Therapy on Adult Human Fibroblast Cells Faculty Mentor – Dr. Junlin Zhang, assistant professor of physical therapy 1st Place, College of Education and Behavioral Science: Primary presenters – Brittany Dubose and McKenzie Griffin of Jonesboro, and Ashley Hurst of Batesville Field Testing of Activities for a Digitized Interactive Neuroscience Lab Manual Faculty Mentor – Amy Pearce, associate professor of psychology 1st Place, College of Science and Mathematics: Primary presenter – Robert Rogers of Little Rock Applying Nano Sensors using Reduced Graphene Oxide to Detect Phosphate Faculty mentor – Dr. Anahita Izadyar, assistant professor of chemistry 1st Place, College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology: Primary presenters – Christopher Jones of Little Rock, Mack Vaughn of Manila and Brandon Brock of Batesville Credit Card Skimmer Protection Faculty mentor – Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher, director and associate professor of electrical engineering 1st Place, College of Liberal Arts and Communication: Primary presenter – Mollie Mason of Paragould. Taming the Tartan: Analyzing the Breakdown of Scottish Highland Culture after the Battle of Culloden Faculty mentors – Dr. Andrea Davis, assistant professor of history and Dr. Justin Castro, assistant professor of history POSTERS, GRADUATE CATEGORIES 1st Place, College of Education and Behavioral Science: Primary presenter – Samantha Overby of Little Rock Financial Insight and Economic Impact of Professional Sport Facilities and Stadia Faculty Mentor – Dr. David LaVetter, associate professor of sports management 1st Place, College of Nursing and Health Professions: Primary presenter – Carla Kibbe of Batesville Diabetes Self-Management Education Referral Rate in a Local Family Practice Versus the National Average Faculty Mentor – Dr. Mark Foster, assistant professor of nursing 1st Place, College of Sciences and Mathematics: Primary presenter – Abbas Karouni of Jonesboro. HPLC Profiling of Prenylated Stilbenoids in Diverse Cultivars of Peanut Faculty mentor – Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, professor of metabolic engineering 1st Place, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology: Primary presenter – Shailaja Vemula of Hyderabad, India Comparison of Soybean Vegetation Coverage and Crop Response to Different Cover Crop Treatments Based on Aerial Images Faculty mentor – Dr. Peter Larbi, assistant professor of agriculture systems technology ORAL PRESENTATIONS, UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORIES 1st Place, College of Education and Behavioral Science: Primary presenters – Sarah Hall and Amy Tipton of Jonesboro Effect of Therapy Dogs in Courtroom on Witness Stress Levels Faculty Mentor – Dr. Christopher Peters, assistant professor of psychology 1st Place, College of Nursing and Health Professions: Primary presenter – David Holmquist of Roland The Effect of Photobiomodulation Therapy on Adult Human Fibroblast Cells Faculty Mentor – Dr. Junlin Zhang, assistant professor of physical therapy 1st Place, College of Sciences and Mathematics: Primary presenter – Harold “Jack” Laws of Carlisle Synthesis, Antibacterial, and Cytotoxicity Studies of Pyrazole-Derived Compounds Faculty mentors – Dr. Mohammad Alam and Dr. John Hershberger, assistant professors of chemistry 1st Place, College of Liberal Arts and Communication, Humanities and Arts: Primary presenter – Connor Scroggins of Malvern Spectral Music: A Creative Perspective on Listening and Aural Analysis Faculty mentor – Dr. Tim Crist, professor of music 1st Place, College of Liberal Arts and Communication, Communication and Media: Primary presenter – Christopher Kjorlaug of Brookland Death Becomes Her: A View of Gender Enhancement Faculty mentor – Sarah Scott, instructor of communication studies ORAL PRESENTATIONS, GRADUATE CATEGORIES 1st Place, College of Education and Behavioral Science: Primary presenter – Harmanvir Singh of Mohali, India Measuring the Growth of Indian Premium League (IPL) Through the Years Faculty Mentor – Dr. David LaVetter, associate professor of sports management 1st Place, College of Nursing and Health Professions: Primary presenter – Tammy Hawkins of Jonesboro Increasing Health Care Providers’ Awareness of Health Literacy to Promote Advanced Care Planning Faculty Mentor – Dr. Debbie Shelton, assistant professor of nursing 1st Place, College of Sciences and Mathematics: Primary presenter – Lana Elkins of Jonesboro Recombinant Production and Bioactivity of Catfish Interleukin-22 as a Natural Immune Stimulant for Improved Aquaculture Fish Health Faculty mentor – Dr. Maureen Dolan, associate professor of molecular biology 1st Place, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology: Primary presenter – Hunter Wood of Judsonia Soil Exchangeable in Retention at Various Soil Depths in NE Arkansas Cotton Faculty mentor – Dr. Tina Teague, professor of entomology and plant science 1st Place, College of Liberal Arts and Communication: Primary presenter – Musaed Alshammari of Jonesboro Social Media’s Role in Promoting Volunteerism and Charitable Work in Kuwaiti Society Faculty mentor – Dr. Gilbert Fowler, professor of strategic communication and graduate program director CREATIVE PERFORMANCE OR DISPLAY 1st Place, Fine Arts Creative: Primary Presenter – Samantha Holt of Jonesboro From Paper to Disk: The Music Making Process Faculty Mentors – Dr. Tim Crist, professor of music, Dr. Kenneth Carroll, associate professor of music and Dr. Tara Schwab, assistant professor of music INFOREADY ENDOWED AWARD FOR SALES PITCH 1st Place Neil Griffin College of Business: Primary presenter – Payton Sledge of Warren Interactive Sales Pitch Faculty Mentor – Dr. Katerina Hill, assistant professor of marketing INFOREADY ENDOWED AWARD FOR BUSINESS ELEVATOR PITCH 1st Place Neil Griffin College of Business: Primary presenter – Thomas Hills of Heber Springs Instant Results STD Test Faculty Mentor – Dr. Hilary Schloemer, assistant professor of management BAKER DONELSON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 1st Place Neil Griffin College of Business: Primary presenter – Nathan Bailey of Monticello Dam-Right Company LLC: Fight Floods the Dam-Right Way Faculty Mentor – Dr. Katerina Hill, assistant professor of marketing # # #
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